John Mayer

Partner / Food & Beverage Lead Advisor
Gordon River Partners, LLC.

John is Partner, Food & Beverage Lead Advisor at Gordon River Partners, LLC., a private investment platform for the Juve family and it’s aligned partners.


John’s career and experience in the food industry consisted of over 36 years with the J.M. Smucker Co. in key leadership positions including company Executive Corporate Officer and Vice President US Retail Sales. During this time John was successful in managing and designing collaborative strategies for growth and development.

John also previously served on the advisory boards for the Food Marketing Institute, Grocery Manufacturers Association, and Consumer Goods Forum.

John is a graduate of the University of Akron, The Cornell University Executive Food Program and The Case Western Reserve Executive Leadership Program.

Beyond Business

John and his wife Karen reside in both Sharon Township, Ohio and Naples, Florida. They enjoy spending time with family, attending grandchildren’s sporting events, and golfing with friends. John is also actively involved in philanthropic charities and volunteer work.